* MIVA Regular Season Champion (fourth consecutive, 22nd in program history)
* MIVA Tournament Champion (third consecutive, 13th in program history)
* NCAA Championship Semifinal Appearance (third consecutive, 17th in program history)
* AVCA Final Ranking of 10th in the Division I-II Poll
* AVCA All-Americans: Steven Kehoe (second team), Shawn Sangrey (second team)
* MIVA Player of the Year: Steven Kehoe
* MIVA Co-Coach of the Year: Pete Hanson (fourth consecutive, 10th in his career)
* MIVA All-Conference: Steven Kehoe, John Klanac, Shawn Sangrey (first team), Kevin Hein (second Team)
* MIVA Tournament Most Outstanding Player: Ted Schoenfeldt
* MIVA All-Tournament Team: Steven Kehoe, Shawn Sangrey, John Klanac, Ted Schoenfeldt
* AVCA National Players of the Week: Steven Kehoe, Ted Schoenfeldt
* MIVA Offensive Players of the Week: Shawn Sangrey (4), Steven Kehoe (1), Ted Schoenfeldt (1)
* MIVA Defensive Players of the Week: Mik Berzins (3), Grayson Overman (1)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State (22-8 overall, 11-1 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) men’s volleyball team won both the MIVA regular season and tournament championship in 2010 and earned the conference bid to the NCAA Championship semifinals. The Buckeyes lost to eventual national champion Stanford in the semifinals. The season saw Ohio State have two American Volleyball Coaches Association second-team All-Americans in Steven Kehoe and Shawn Sangrey. On the conference level, the Buckeyes had the Player of the Year in Kehoe, the Co-Coach of the Year in Pete Hanson and the Most Outstanding Player of the conference tournament in Ted Schoenfeldt. Additional conference honors included Kehoe, John Klanac and Shawn Sangrey named first team all-conference with Kevin Heine named to the second team. Kehoe, Sangrey, Klanac and Schoenfeldt were also honored as members of the MIVA All-Tournament Championship team.
OHIO STATE ENDS THE 2010 SEASON IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS
Ohio State, playing in their third consecutive and 17 overall NCAA championship, lost 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-17) to eventual national champion Stanford. OSU has a 7-22 record in the championship and has advanced to the champion match in 1977 and 2000.
BUCKEYES WIN THE MIVA TOURNAMENT, ADVANCE TO NCAA SEMIFINALS
Ohio State’s 3-2 victory over Loyola-Chicago gave the Buckeyes its third consecutive Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament Championship and 13th in the history of the program. The championship gave OSU the MIVA automatic bid to the NCAA Championship semifinals.
SCHOENFELDT, KEHOE, SANGREY AND KLANAC NAMED MIVA ALL-TOURNAMENT
Ohio State had four of the seven players named to the MIVA All-Tournament Championship team. They included Steven Kehoe, Shawn Sangrey, John Klanac and Ted Schoenfeldt. Schoenfeldt was named the Most Outstanding Player of the championship.
KEHOE AND SANGREY HONORED AS ALL-AMERICANS
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 20th Annual AVCA Division I-II Men’s All-American Teams. Ohio State setter Steven Kehoe and opposite Shawn Sangrey was named to the second team as part of the 20-man team. The awards will be presented at the NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship Banquet on the campus of Stanford University on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.
Kehoe, a 6-4 setter for the Buckeyes, is a junior from North Bend, Ohio. A Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men’s National Player of the Week winner, he ranks in the top-five nationally in assists (13.49 per game), while also sitting among the country’s finest in aces per game (.36). For his efforts, he earned Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) Player of the Year honors and garners his first nod as an AVCA All-American.
Sangrey, a 6-5 right side hitter for the Buckeyes, is a sophomore from Columbia, Pa. A First-Team All-MIVA selection, Sangrey propelled the Buckeyes to the MIVA regular season championship and ranked among the county’s best in both kills (4.77 per game) and aces per game (.37). Sangrey earns his first AVCA All-American distinction.
KEHOE NAMED THE MIVA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Steven Kehoe was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Year by a vote of the league coaches. He directed the Buckeyes to the MIVA regular season championship with an 11-1 league record. His 13.59 assists per game average ranked second in conference play. He ranked seventh in aces (.34) and 12th in digs (1.85) per game. Kehoe was a first team all-conference selection in 2009.
FOUR BUCKEYES NAMED MIVA ALL-CONFERENCE
By a vote of the league coaches, four Ohio State players were named to the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association All-Conference team. Setter Steven Kehoe, outside hitter John Klanac and opposite Shane Sangrey were named to the first team and middle hitter Kevin Heine was a second team selection.
Kehoe’s 13.59 assists per game average ranked second in conference play. He ranked seventh in aces (.34) and 12th in digs (1.85) per game. Kehoe was a first team all-conference selection in 2009.
Klanac ranked fifth in conference statistics in points (4.63) and was fourth in kills (4.21) per game. He averaged 1.26 digs, .46 blocks and .13 aces per game while hitting .329. Klanac had a .961 serve reception percentage handling 124 of 129 attempts. He was a second team all-conference selection in 2009.
Sangrey was the conference statistical champion in points (5.82) and aces (.53) per game. He averaged 4.76 kills per game to rank second in the league. Sangrey averaged 1.53 digs and .91 blocks per game while hitting .281 in league play.
Heine was the conference statistical champion in hitting percentage at .511. His 1.11 blocks per game average ranks 11th in league statistics. Heine averaged 2.84 points, 2.19 kills, .08 aces, and .46 digs per game.
HANSON NAMED MIVA CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
Head coach Pete Hanson has been honored as the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Co-Coach of the Year by a vote of the conference coaches. He shares the award with Loyola-Chicago’s Shane Davis. Hanson has won or shared coach of the year honors for four consecutive years. He has been honored 10 times during his 26th career with the Buckeyes.
BUCKEYES WIN FOURTH CONSECUTIVE MIVA REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
With the win over Ball State at the end of the regular season and Loyola-Chicago’s loss at Ball State, the Buckeyes won the outright Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season championship for the fourth consecutive year. It is OSU’s 22nd conference crown and is the most all-time in the conference. Ball State ranks second with 21.
OHIO STATE FINISHES 10TH IN THE AVCA DIVISION I-II POLL
Ohio State finished the 2010 season ranked 10th in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II Men’s Coaches Top 15 Poll on May 10 with 100 points. The Buckeyes began the season 10th in the preseason poll.
BUCKEYES HAVE 13 PLAYED NAMED TO THE MIVA ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association has recognized 13 Ohio State men’s volleyball players who have been named to the MIVA Academic All-Conference Team. To be eligible, athletes must have achieved at least a 3.00 career grade-point average on a 4.0 scale after the completion of the fall semester at their respective institutions. A total of 75 players were honored by the conference.
The 2010 MIVA Academic All-Conference selections from Ohio State are: Rhett Cash, Dale Freier, Nick Gibson, Kevin Heine, Steven Kehoe, Brian Kues, Derek Kues, Sean Martin, Grayson Overman, Ted Schoenfeldt, Mike Stefani, John Tholen and Jason Tobkin.
OHIO STATE IN THE NATIONAL STATISTICS
In the final Division I-II national statistics release by the NCAA, Ohio State had five players nationally ranked. Steven Kehoe was ranked 5th in assists per game at 13.38 and tied for 15th in aces per game at .37. Shawn Sangrey ranks seventh in kills per game at 4.73 and is 18th in aces per game at .36. Kevin Heine ranks 38th in blocks per game at 1.07. In digs per game, Mik Berzins ranks 19th at 2.52 and John Klanac is 23rd in kills per game at 3.96. In team statistics, the Buckeyes ranked in the top-10 in four of six categories. Ohio State was fourth in aces per game at 1.62, eighth in kills per game at 15.40 and ninth in assists per game at 14.50 and in attack percentage at .300. OSU ranked 15th in blocking at 2.77 per game and was 24th in digs per game at 9.74.
KEHOE RECOGNIZED AS AN ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETE BY THE NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently awarded men’s volleyball setter Steven Kehoe with its annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award—recognizing the student athletes dedication to strength training and conditioning.
This year, the NSCA awarded 232 collegiate athletes from 106 schools with this esteemed award. Kehoe was selected by the strength coach Andy Britton, CSCS, who said, “Steven is extremely dedicated and disciplined in the weight room. He leads by example and by pushing himself and his teammates every single day. His tremendous work ethic in the weight room has helped him achieve all his deserved success.”
Robert Jursnick, NSCA’s Executive Director adds, “The advantages of strength training and conditioning cannot be denied in collegiate athletics. These student-athletes attest to this understanding, and are to be applauded for their hard work and dedication.”
The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 32nd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee fitness product leader.
HEAD COACH PETE HANSON
Pete Hanson is in his 26th season at Ohio State. He has a 515-282 record with the Buckeyes and has won 13 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association championships, including 2010. Named the MIVA Coach of the Year 10 times, including 2010, he was the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2000 when Ohio State was the NCAA national championship runner-up. Hanson was also the 1998 Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year. His teams have advanced to the NCAA championships 10 times including back-to-back appearances in 2000 (runner-up) and 2001 (semifinalist) and three consecutive appearances in 2008, 2009 and 2010 (all semifinals).
HANSON WINS HIS 500TH VICTORY AT OHIO STATE AGAINST BALL STATE
Pete Hanson recorded his 500th victory as the Ohio State men’s volleyball head coach with a 3-0 (30-28, 34-32, 30-23) win at Ball State on Feb. 5. In his 27th season with the Buckeyes, he now has a 515-282 record at Ohio State. Hanson is 529-294 for his career which includes one year with the Wyoming women’s team.
SCHOENFELDT NAMED THE SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIV. I-II NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AND MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – May 3
Ted Schoenfeldt has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II National Player of the Week and Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the MIVA Tournament. Schoenfeldt recorded a career-high 12 blocks (1-11) in the 3-2 come-from-behind win over 15th-ranked Loyola-Chicago to win the MIVA Tournament and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship semifinals. He added nine kills, hit .412 and had one ace serve and four digs. Trailing 2-1, Schoenfeldt contributed four assist blocks in game four to help tie the match at two games each. In the deciding fifth game he recorded four kills and four assist blocks. OSU’s final three points of the game came from Schoenfeldt kills to secure the victory. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Championship match and named to the all-tournament team. In the MIVA Tournament semifinals against 13th-ranked (tie) Ball State, Schoenfeldt had eight kills while hitting .538. He added one dig and two assist blocks. This marks the second time that Schoenfeldt has won the national honor, winning his first in 2009.
BERZINS NAMED THE MIVA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – May 3
Mik Berzins has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the MIVA Tournament. Berzins averaged 2.33 digs per game and had a .985 serve reception percentage in the wins over 13th-ranked (tie) Ball State and 15th-ranked Loyola-Chicago to help Ohio State win the MIVA Tournament and advance to the NCAA Championship semifinals. Berzins had eight digs and one assist against Ball State and handled 29 serve receptions without an error. In the championship match against Loyola-Chicago, he recorded a match-high 13 digs, two assists and had a .974 serve reception percentage handling 37 of 38 receptions. This is the third time Berzins has been honored this season as the MIVA Defensive Player of the Week.
SANGREY REPEATS AS THE MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – April 19
Shawn Sangrey was named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season. Shawn Sangrey averaged 6.79 points, 5.68 kills and 1.86 digs per game in the 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-19) win over 15th-ranked Ball State and the 3-1 (30-21, 28-30, 30-23, 30-24) win over St. Francis. The Ball State win earned OSU a share of the MIVA Championship and later the outright title for the fourth consecutive year. Sangrey had a match-high 20 points against Ball State with 17 kills, an ace serve and three total blocks. He had 10 kills in the first game and with Ball State leading, 25-24, he tied the game at 25 with a kill. A Cardinal error made it 26-25 OSU. Sangrey scored the final four points for OSU with a solo block and three consecutive kills to win the game, 30-25. Against St. Francis, he had a match-high 27.5 points with 24 kills, three ace serves and an assist block. In the final conference statistics, Sangrey finishes as the conference leader in points (5.82) and aces (.53) per game and ranks second in kills per game at 4.76.
SANGREY NAMED MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – April 12
Shawn Sangrey was named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Sangrey averaged 7.92 points, 7.00 kills, 1.17 digs and .50 blocks per game in 3-0 victories over then 11th-ranked Loyola-Chicago (30-26, 32-30, 30-24) and Lewis (32-30, 30-25, 30-21). Against Loyola-Chicago, Sangrey recorded a match-high 17 kills while hitting .314. He added one ace serve, five digs and three assist blocks. Sangrey was key in game two (32-30) scoring OSU’s last three points on kills. The Buckeyes win stopped the Ramblers undefeated streak (10 matches) in conference play and blocked their bid for the outright conference championship. In the Lewis match, he posted a match-high 25 kills while hitting .500. Sangrey added a match-high three ace serves and two digs in the contest. He had double-figure kills (10) in game two where he produced 12 (2 aces) of OSU’s 22 points in the game. The win over the Flyers moved Ohio State into a first-place tie with Loyola-Chicago with one match left for each team (Ball State at OSU Friday, Loyola-Chicago at Ball State Saturday).
BERZINS NAMED MIVA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 29
Mik Berzins was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week for his play last week in the 3-1 (30-27, 26-30, 30-26, 30-26) road victory at George Mason. Berzins recorded a match-high 17 digs and handled 35 serve reception attempts without an error against the Patriots. Of his 17 digs, six were converted to kills (.353) and 14 of his 35 reception attempts (.400) produced kills for the Buckeyes. For the match, Berzins averaged 4.25 digs per game. This is the second player of the week (March 8) honor for Berzins this season.
KEHOE NAMED SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION I-II NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AND MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 22
Steven Kehoe was named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I-II National Player of the Week and the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week for his play last week in the 3-1 (30-25, 20-30, 30-27, 30-23) road victory at sixth-ranked Penn State. He directed the Buckeye offense to a .283 attack percentage, well above the .220 season average for Penn State opponents. Kehoe recorded 54 assists (13.50 per game) in the contest adding seven digs, four kills and one assist block. The victory was OSU’s first in the last nine matches against Penn State, including two losses earlier this season (3-1 in Hawaii and 3-0 in Columbus). Kehoe directed a balanced offense that produced 19 kills from Shawn Sangrey, 16 from John Klanac and 15 from Jason Tobkin. The Ohio State victory was the first Penn State loss in Rec Hall since the end of the 2006 season. The win stopped a home winning streak of 51 matches for Penn State.
BERZINS NAMED MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 8
Mik Berzins was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Penn State and at IPFW. Berzins, in the 3-2 (30-26, 30-21, 29-31, 24-30, 15-12) win at IPFW, recorded a match and career-high 26 digs. His 26 digs were the third best match performance in OSU history. In his fifth start at libero and the first since mid-January, Berzins handled 29 of 30 serve reception attempts with 21 (.677) being converted to kills. He had nine of OSU’s 15 digs in the deciding fifth game to help OSU to the conference victory. After starting eight of his last nine matches at outside hitter, Berzins saw limited action in game two in the back row against Penn State as a server. He started at libero in game three recording four digs and handling 17 serve reception attempts without an error. For the two matches, Berzins averaged 4.29 digs per game and had a .979 serve reception percentage handling 47 of 48 attempts.
SANGREY NAMED MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 1
Shawn Sangrey was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic. Sangrey, in the 3-0 (30-12, 30-16, 30-25) victory over George Mason, in the semifinals of the Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic in Springfield, Mass. Sangrey posted a career-high four ace serves against the Patriots and totaled 20.5 points in the match. He added 14 kills while hitting .360, nine digs and five assist blocks. Sangrey had a team-high 21 points in the 3-0 (34-32, 32-30, 30-17) loss to UC Santa Barbara in the championship match with 21 kills (.295) and five digs. For his play, he was named to the Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic All-Tournament Team. Sangrey averaged 6.92 points, 5.83 kills, .67 aces, 2.33 digs and .83 blocks per game while hitting .319. This is the second time this season Sangrey has been honored as the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week.
OVERMAN NAMED MIVA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 1
Grayson Overman has been named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the Volleyball Hall of Fame/Morgan Classic. Overman, in the win over George Mason, recorded an OSU match record 14 block assists against the Patriots. The previous record of 13 was held by Scott Spurlock (at Lewis, 2/1/04), Colin McMillan (at IPFW, 1/29/99 and Juniata, 3/11/98), Jon Yunker, UC Santa Cruz, 3/29/93) and Tom Hoff (vs. IPFW at Ball State, 4/24/93). He tied the Buckeye match record for total blocks with 15 (1-14) and now shares the mark with Rene’ Esteves (at Lewis, 2/27/99), David Frette (at Ball State, 4/10/91) and Tom Hoff (vs. IPFW at Ball State, 4/24/93). He added two kills and one assist against the Patriots. This is the second double-figure block match by Overman. He recorded 11 total blocks at Loyola-Chicago with a solo and 10 assist blocks. In the 3-0 (34-32, 32-30, 30-17) loss to UC Santa Barbara in the championship match, Overman had three assist blocks, two kills, one dig and one assist. In the two matches, he averaged 3.00 blocks, 2.25 points, .67 kills while hitting .300.
SANGREY NAMED MIVA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Feb. 8
Shawn Sangrey was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week for the Ohio State men’s volleyball team. He had match-highs of 21.5 points and 15 kills in the 3-0 (30-28, 34-32, 30-23) win at Ball State to keep OSU undefeated (4-0) in conference play. Sangrey hit .367 (15-4-30) and had a career-high three ace serves in the match. He had three digs and equaled his career high of two solo blocks against the Cardinals. Sangrey had five total blocks including three assists. With game one tied at 28, his kill for point 29 and a block with Kevin Heine won the game at 30-28. In the 34-32 game two, Sangrey hit .600 (7-1-10) and added two ace serves, a solo block and two assist blocks. In his last three matches, he has recorded double-figure points and kills and he is the team leader in points (4.50) and kills (3.62).